scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Skip Watkins' posting about problems with the IH
Rik Bergethon (rberg@RMI.NET
Sun Feb 20 2000 - 09:10:28 CST
Skip talked about the problems he had with an IH that did not want to
commit to a written calendar schedule, "She said she did not want the
Church to follow any plan that may be viewed as written in stone."
Excuse me, but weren't the Ten Commandments "written in stone"? Or at
least they were in the movies! The main point of this posting is: if
the PLC has set the Annual Troop Plan, the Troop Committee must sign off
on it (support it) and then it is pretty much written in at least
sandstone (relatively soft stone). If the Troop committee is made up of
the COR and the IH, they should have a vote in the matter. If they
were out-voted, they must still support the Annual Troop plan.
You also had to wonder about this IH, who was trying to run the troop.
She had "guest speakers she planned to bring in" and wanted to cancel
the canoe trip, which the boys planned. Who is running this troop
anyway? The boys or the IH?
Skip, the PLC makes the Annual Troop Plan, the Troop Committee supports
the plan, and the adult leadership helps to pull off the plan, when
asked to help by the boys. It is good to have a new IH, but don't you
think you should invite him/her to take the next Scoutmaster
Fundamentals or Scout Leader Basic training course, so he/she would
understand scouting better? How great it would be to have a supportive
and understanding IH!